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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
if your neighbor owns a gun? a newspaper in new york says yes and publishes the name of those who have gun permits. >>> christmas is over but shopping is not. if you're heading out to return the gift that wasn't exactly what you wanted, you will not be alone. >>> tom cruise may not be the ideal action hero but his love life made it into the top ten. "newsroom" starts now. girnlgs low. the day after christmas means relaxing or wracking up deals at the mall. for people in the west and the south it's cleanup after severe weather ripped through the region. waterspout was located in lake pontchartrain. parts of arkansas saw several inches of snow and snapping power lines and of course canceling flights. in mississippi the governor declared a state of emergency after at least eight counties reported damage. strong winds and heavy rains made the commute along this stretch of i-20 east of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, tu
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
woman in connection with that ambush in webster, new york. remember christmas eve, two firefighters were shot and killed, two others wounded. when they arrived to put out a fire at william spangler's house. police say this woman, dawn wen, the gunman's neighbor, illegally bought those guns used in that ambush, that according to the u.s. attorney. >> the precise charge against dawn wen has to do with lying during her purchase of these two weapons. according to the publicly filed complaint, dawn wynn told the seller of these guns, ganlder mountain, located in henrietta, new york, that she was to be the true owner and buyer of the guns instead of william spangler. it is absolutely against federal law to provide any materially false information relating to the acquisition of firearms. >> the assault rifle and the shotgun that were found with spangler, he committed suicide. >>> this, meanwhile, is the sketch of a suspect in thursday's subway killing in new york city. the woman is said to be heavy set and in her 20s. witnesses say that she pushed 46-year-old sonando sen to his death. secu
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
if your neighbor owns a gun? a new york paper thinks so, they published a map of people with gun permits and we'll talk to someone who is on that list in just a minute. >>> a snag for thousands of holiday travelers, the killer winter storm arrives in the northeast, we're already seeing long delays, hundreds of flights canceled, and highway traffic snarled. $1.1 billion toyota agrees to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration and also installed new safety features and a shark tank in a shopping mall explodes, sending sharks flying everywhere and shoppers running for their lives. newsroom starts now. >>> good morning, i'm carol costello. jobless claims fall to a four-year low. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange to tell us more. >> this winds up being a big improvement for jobless claims number falling 12,000 last week to 350,000, and what that means is that the level now is close to the lowest level since the early part of the recession, so it really shows these layoffs are slowing. something interesting has been happening in the past several
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
inches, a foot plus of snow possible in western new york. the worst of it tonight until tomorrow in new york state. and then we will begin to see this move out. hefty total of snow. here is the movement as we head toward early tomorrow. you see new york, new york state ensconced in snow. western pennsylvania as well. then by thursday morning, it is still there, and into maine and finally pushes all out. so victor, we're not done with this here. we have another two days, good news all the severe threat coming to an end by tonight and snow still a factor with the winds. >> rough weather on the start of the christmas travel season. rough weather on the back end of it. >> that's right. >> hopefully people make it through. alexandra steele, thank you for that. >>> a lot of people had the families in newtown in their hearts and on their minds over the christmas holiday. there is now a plan to save the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that.
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 11:30am PST
-runners, which is vice president joe biden. new york governor andrew cuomo, the son of mario cuomo is in third with 56%. >> a lot of that i would guess is probably just simply based on name recognition at this point? >> it is. >> we can take a look at the republican field, which is a little tighter. but still early. you've got paul rhine, who has gotten a big boost in name recognition from his run as vice president in the recent election. he's at the top of the list with 75% of support. then you've got new jersey gorngs chris christie. very outgoing, has been talked about as a candidate for 2016. he's got 59% and florida senator marco rubios right behind him at 58%. >> the brian monroe. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> there's no deal on the fiscal cliff. that we know. and many americans are not happy about it we'll hear your take on it. meanwhile, new york city is preparing for the new year's eve celebration. anderson and kathy griffin want you to get ready for our special coverage tomorrow night. we'll hear from them both. cut take a look at what joseph siegel says. >> my
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
. we'll stay in close touch and follow this. thank you. >>> in new york, police have a woman in custody in connection with a case of the man pushed to his death from a subway platform in that city. police had targeted a woman who looked like this police sketch, a heavy set woman in her 20s caught on a security camera running away after that attack on thursday. david aristo is live in new york with the latest developments on this, and pretty quick work here, wasn't it? >> seems to be. they have this woman in custody right now because that she had implicated herself, the statement we got from chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
way to dayton, to cleveland and then to western new york, talking about a swath of potentially 6 to 12 inches, even more than 12 inches potentially in western new york. so from albany westward, that i-90 corridor will be brutal. and of course blizzard warnings, we're seeing that. and we have those because it's not just the snow. it's the wind that's such a dynamic factor with this storm. and the wind impacting travel, not only today but we'll see it tomorrow and through tomorrow night, in the big cities especially, even traveling now. this is the forecast from tonight through tomorrow. here's where that heaviest snow will be. don, all these ski resorts certainly have been beneficial with this snow. and we'll see that really maybe a foot in the green and white mountains and in western new york. >> but if you're not skiing, if you have power, watch us. we'll get you through it. thank you. so much more of this. but first, let's get to alabama. the scene of yesterday's terrifying tornado in mobile. art faulkner joins me now by phone. thank you for speaking with us. i know you've been ve
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
, believe it or not, it's a rain maker for new york, philadelphia and washington, but then that moves out by tomorrow afternoon. >> just so i make it home to see mom. >> you'll get there. >> i hope so. thanks, alexandra. >>> two state department officials employees of hillary clinton are testifying right now before the house and senate committees after that blistering report on exactly what went wrong in benghazi, the committee headed by thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen. admiral mullen had this to say. >> while we did not find that any individual u.s. government employee engaged in willful misconduct or knowingly ignored his or her responsibilities, we did conclude that certain state department bureau level senior officials in critical positions of authority and responsibility in washington demonstrated a lack of leadership and management ability appropriate for senior ranks in their responses to security concerns posed by the special mission. >> a total of four senior state department officials have either resigned or placed on administrative leave in the wake of this r
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
joined mayors against illegal guns in a demand and planned campaign. it was started by new york city mayor michael bloomberg and thomas nunino in 2006 but gaining momentum. susan candiotti joins me from new york. as i read about these funerals and the children, the details, it's just still overwhelming. that press conference yesterday, it was the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen from anyone, including especially the nra. is your plan to focus on gun control -- is it a move to help safety in school? what's going on here? >> well, we'll have to find out, i guess. in the wake of the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut, the nra, a lot of people thought, would offer some concessions and maybe depart from its hard line stance against gun control. but that didn't happen. nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban or tougher background checks or restricting the size of high-capacity magazines. instead saying the best way to protect children is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be pe
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
washington or new york already slowing down travel tonight, they won't see the snow accumulation. it's the winds with this system that's a big deal. indy gusts to almost 40 miles per hour. roanoke, virginia to dchicago. we're talking a big geography in terms of the impacts of it. here's where the blizzard warnings are in. that's for 6 to 12 inches of snow coupled with winds at 40, 50 miles per hour making it difficult to see and visibility is down near zero. that's kind of the blizzard warning scenario. there's the blizzard warning. you can see that in areas of indiana and illinois and moving into ohio. these in the pink are winter weather warnings, so we'll see that. here's the snow. 12 inches at the very least, and in upstate new york, suzanne, we will see at least 12 inches of snow. so the timing in and around western new york, we see the snow tonight to tomorrow. i know you travel a lot, and it's those big cities in and around new york and new jersey and washington, big-time travel delays at the airports. already canceling hundreds of flights because of the winds tonight into tomor
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
other stories we're following this hour. a rough start to a southwest airlines flight in new york. take a look at this. flight 4695 headed for tampa, florida, skidded off the runway at islip this morning. no reported injuries this morning among the 134 people on board. the passengers were taken off the plane, bussed to the terminal and will get on another flight soon. >>> the winter storm pounding the northeast is causing major travel delays. that doesn't prize ysurprise yo. the same system left the same calling card in the south. thousands of passengers stranded in dallas on christmas day because of the snow and ice. american airlines flight 1501 was stuck five hours on the tarmac. a pilot offered this unusual apology blaming his bosses. listen. >> it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you how sorry i am for this. decisions are being made way above our heads by people that obviously, in my humble opinion, don't have a clue what they're it doing." >> good for that pilot. the flight never left the gate on its trip to vegas and ultimately it was cancelled. >>> the national rifle a
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
, the chicago police capture about six times as many guns as they do in new york city. so we have some specific problems with guns. and i think our gang problem as well. i don't want to make chicago seem like more of an outlier than it actually it is. a lot of the things we're talking about tonight, if we had 400 or 300 murders in chicago, we should be having exactly the same conversation which is how to really execute better, how can we get more cops on the street, how can we create the kind of partnerships that tio is mentioning. if you look at milwaukee, detroit, many cities of the united states, baltimore, have actually higher homicide rates than chicago. but ours is certainly high enough. and i think the gun issue is certainly one area where we have to do so much better. >> harold, tio, i have to get to a break. you know we'll have you back. thank you guys for coming on. i want to tell the audience, we're sticking with this important story. next, we're looking for answers from chicago's top cop live. >>> have a seat. important conversation. we're focusing on chicago tonight.
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
school in new york discovered that gaining admittance is hardly the same as gaining acceptance. jason carol explains. >> you are sitting in a classroom and realize all of a sudden you really are a minority. >> reporter: it is a vealing look at a subject few talk openly about. >> the tragedy of an undiverse place is that you don't have the full sound, just that there are pieces of the spectrum just missing. >> reporter: the experience of being admitted yet feeling like an outcast inspired students at new york's trinity school to film a documentary called allowed to attend. deirdre banten, now a college freshman, remembers her years at trinity well. did you feel like you culturally fit in with the rest of the students there? >> short answer is no. there are some things that are just straight up racist, you know? like the fact that when tuition raised, a lot of people on scholarship were, like, people -- rumor started that it was our fault. there are some things straight up racist where people confused me and my friend c.c. who we don't look anything alike, but we're both black. >
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
. a youtube that is now evidence that could send her down the tubes. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> can't make this kind of stuff up. you can always follow what's going on in the situation room on twitter. tweet me @wolfblitzer. the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. you're in the "cnn newsroom." egypt's president has canceled a decree that gave him sweeping powers and set off a wave of deadly protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal clif
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
something that paul krugman wrote in the new york times earlier this week. he said, long-term unemployment remains at levels not seen since the great depression. as of october, 4.9 million americans had been unemployed for more than six months. 3.6 million had been out of work for more than a year. fiscal cliff negotiations, they're really focused on fixing the debt. how can you fix the debt if you can't fix the economy? if you can't fix the jobs situation? >> oh, boy, this is the magic question this is why people like paulfreaking out and going, wait a minute, we go over the fiscal cliff, it is austerity, it is bad for job creation and that could be a problem. the bigger issue i think in the long-term unemployment problem is we never really dealt with it from the beginning of the jobs crisis. so 12 million people out of work, 40% of them, more than six months, that's insane. but we have not had a real program to get those long-term unemployed back to work. and, you know, frankly, i don't see anything happening in the future. as we look at that fiscal cliff, what does that rea
CNN
Dec 17, 2012 2:00pm EST
bit of background on this 6-year-old, jack adored football, his favorite player was new york giants receiver victor cruz. apparently he watched giants games while proudly wearing his cruz jersey. look at that cheek. cruz did pay tribute to his young fan by scribbling jack pinto, my hero. here's the cleat. you can see it. r.i.p. jack pinto. on the other cleat during the game on the past weekend, on his glove, cruz wrote, jack pinto, this one is for you. >> it was emotional. i was fighting back tears to do it. and it felt, you know, felt good. felt good to honor a family that was going through so much. they seem like a strong family. i spoke to the older brother, and, you know, he was distraught as well. couldn't say much, just how his brother was, you know, i was his brother's favorite player, and he was, you know, he was fighting tears. he could barely speak to me. >> 6-year-old noah pozner will be laid to rest today in nearby connecticut. his aunt said, noah sometimes batted his long eyelashes to try to get what he wanted, and he lit up everyone's heart. >> noah was extremely livel
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> want to take you to new york city now where police have a murder mystery on their hands here. this happened in broad daylight, monday afternoon, midtown manhattan, right around columbus circle and carnegie hall. take a close look at this still picture. this is what we have from surveillance cameras. nypd says this is just moments before this suspected gunman here, the guy on left-hand side of the screen with the hoodie pulled over his head, this is right before he pulls the gun and fired, putting a single bullet in the back of his target's head. the target, a california law student visiting the city. police say the suspect then got into his silver lincoln mkz, here is the car, you see him coming or going, coming, this is also obviously surveillance video, the suspect simply disappeared after that single shot into new york traffic. so many questions here. i want to bring in new york times reporter david goodman. david, excellent reporting. all these details in your piece this morning. i guess one of the first things when i read it i thought you have this victim, brandon woodwa
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
candiotti joins from us new york. susan, the nra is adamant in its position and here we are talking about it today. so was this their game plan to change the focus of discussioning from gun control to school safety? >> well, good question. but of course, is one exclusive of the other? if you ban these types of weapons, if you restrict the size of magazine clips, for example, does that mean that you couldn't also require an armed officer in every school in the thing is, the nra did not take any questions at all when they made their statement. they left so we're left to wonder. but we did try to sample opinions of what people are thinking. and we talked to, for example, a gun owner in newtown, connecticut, to see what she thought about this. >> i'm very torn at this point. i'm not happy with the nra. i am not happy with the nra and i'm a gun owner myself. there's just no reason for automatic weapons out there in the public. and clips that discharge so many rounds of ammunition. >> we got the opposite side of the spectrum. we went way over to the other part of the country to los angele
CNN
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
the details. >>> act of kindness has gone viral turning a new york city police officer into a worldwide celebrity for helping a homeless man on a frigid night. ♪ [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. and now trade up to get a 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $9,000. from outstanding value to standing the test of time, chevy runs deep. >>> and we're checking today's top stories. a murder-suicide in missouri reportedly involves a player on the kansas city chiefs team. kansas city affiliate kctv reports the player that has not been identified yet shot and killed his girlfriend then he drove to a practice facility at the team's arrowhead stadium and shot and killed himself. we'll have details as they come in throughout the afternoon. >>> and in miami, a private bus crashed into
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 1:00am EST
baldwin was arrested in new york this weekend, and it's said for not paying his state taxes for three years. he pleaded not guilty. baldwin said he paid $100,000 earlier to new york state and earlier he told me he knew this was coming. >> i have been in a conversation about this very thing for several months now, and again, i am not trying to be funny when i say this, i am really grateful that these guys are giving me a chance to work it out and it's a tough situation because it wasn't me specifically, as you know, don, you have people do your taxes for you and etc., etc., and it was not handled appropriately. i am ultimately responsible but i'm in a conversation and we are communicating with them and what i am told is we will be able to work it out, and i am hoping that's the end result. >> explain to the audience what happened. >> well -- i don't want to cry in my coffee here, but the long story short is when i moved out of doing my normal career and mainstream secular hollywood and started to get into mostly faith-based stuff it changed my income a whole lot. that led to a lot of i
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 8:00am PST
of the school. a father had called in to our desk here in new york a few moments ago. >> i have a sad report. i have to break in. a sad reporting coming as well. they are now confirming one child dead as a result of this school shooting. hartford current reporting one child dead as a result of this school shooting. we don't know anything else about additional shooting victims. again, these pictures are just coming in from news 12 new jersey. this is an empty stretcher being wheeled towards the school at this point. you can see some of the children with i can only manual some parent that have been responding as well as first responders. parents have been asked to stay home, although you can imagine what it would be like if you had children in that school. the last thing you would think of to do is to stay home. police are branching out to the surrounding area. the school is sort of a square formation. it's a large campus for an elementary school. you can see that they are heading out into the brush looking for evidence. i want to welcome our viewers from around the world. a reporti
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am PST
. the next story, i believe, is going to be a four-inch snowfall for new york city on saturday. now, how does it get from memphis essentially up to new york city? well, it's going to take some time. it's going to drive right up and down this ohio valley with rain showers to the south and significant snows. two to four inches all the way along the border here. i would say parts of missouri, indiana, illinois, evansville, cincinnati, columbus back into pennsylvania. we'll get to that in the next hour. alina. >> that's a lot of places, chad myers. all right, chad, thanks so much. >>> i'm alina cho. thanks so much for watching. have a great weekend and a great new year's. "cnn newsroom" with my friend suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. welcome to our 500th edition of our show. we've got a lot to cover so let's get right to it. russia dominating our newscast this hour. for two very different reasons. first, the man, that man you see there, russia's top diplomat, he is now taking an active role in trying to end the civil war in syria. now, remember, both russia a
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
opening bell at the new york stock exchange. expect cautious investors today when wall street kicks off the trading for the week. fiscal cliff talks and a reserve meeting midweek could shift the markets, bri markets,. ringing the opening bell at the exchange, the financial services company blackrock. >>> hugo chavez returns to cuba to undergo another cancer operation. chavez left in the middle of the night just a day after telling his country the cancer was back. in is his fourth surgery since being diagnosed with cancer last year. >>> today former south african president nelson mandela is facing a day of medical tests in the hospital. the 94-year-old has suffered health problems in recent years. the nation's current president says mandela is doing well but offered no details on his condition. mandela is a nobel laureate who fought against racial segregation. >>> former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich isn't sounding too optimistic about his party's chances about winning back the white house in 2016, especially if it stays in its current form. in fact, gingrich thinks it'
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
contributor fran townsend is joining us via skype from new york to discuss this. fran, first of all, leon panetta, the defense secretary, said this. i want to read this and get your take on this. he says, "the intelligence that we have causes serious concerns that this is being considered." what does he mean by that? what do you think the intelligence he has in his hands to say such a thing? >> well, it sounds when you read the "new york times" report earlier this week put together with the nbc report, it appears that they're taking steps to certainly mix the precursor chemicals that would be required to load them into warheads and nbc went as far as to say that the sarin had been loaded into the weapons. either way it's, one, a serious step, and, second, something we've not seen before. you remember the earlier reports, suzanne, that the intelligence community believed there was some movement of the weapons. that was concerning enough. the notion that they've gone yet a step further that is to either prepare or, in fact, load the chemical weapons into the warheads is very serious b
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Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> his priority is rhapsodizing like a bohemian. >> cnn, new york. >> the news continues next on cnn. >> they are trying to find a last minute compromise to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff, respect senator olympia snowe is saying that it's a bigger sign of a bigger crisis. >> what is deeply troubling is you cannot get congress and the president to reach any agreement on anything. >> the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations in a few minutes. a 31-year-old woman has been charged with second degree murder as a hate crime in connection with a subway death in new york city. they identified the woman as erica ericamenendez in new york. the victim was a store owner and graphic designer. witnesses described a womani pacing the platform and talking to herself before pushing the victim on the tracks as a train entered the stadium. the video shows a woman running from the scene. a airliner smashed into a highway in russia. four of the crew were killed, no passengers were on board and no one on the highway was injured. it was arriving when it over shot the run way. a lot of celebrati
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
assistant's pc in new york. and before i reached the top, the board meeting became a congrats we sold the company party. wait til my wife's phone hears about this. [ cellphone vibrating ] [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center, working together has never worked so well. there's a health company that can help you stay that way. what's healthier than that? when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. let's say you want to get ahead how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route... leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get
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Dec 14, 2012 9:00am PST
elementary school in newtown, connecticut, about 60 miles north of new york. first calls coming into police around 9:40 local time this morning. children were being evacuated, the schools in the area all on lockdown. now, we have learned that the shooter is dead. we are also hearing multiple local reports of fatalities. i want to go to our cnn's jason carroll for the very latest. first of all, outline if you will how many people we know are dead, who has been killed, and who has been injured. >> well, first of all, let's go back to the beginning. we started to receive reports at about 9:40 a.m. that's when police, suzanne, reported that a shooter was in the, quote, main office of the school. at that point we had also heard a report that a person in one room had numerous gunshot wounds. this coming to us from one of our affiliates there. our susan candiotti has confirmed through one of her sources that someone has been shot, the alleged gunman involved in the shooting at the school, and that two weapons were recovered from that particular gunman. we are also getting information in coming fro
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
many americans. take a couple with one child living in new york earning $100,000. their tax rate jumps from 25% to 28%. they could be hit by the alternative minimum tax. the child tax credit drops from $1,000 to $500, and payroll taxes could be $2,000 more next year. for a single 25-year-old in michigan who works for time earning $30,000 a year and going to school part time, his tax rate would stay the same at 15%, but he would lose the american education tax credit and have to pay more than $600 in payroll taxes. and even though it's weeks before the changes would take effect, the impact is already being felt because of uncertainty. 401(k) plans are taking a hit. several companies have put a freeze on hiring. and the next thing to watch for, the retail sector which makes most of its money in the final weeks of the year. >> i'm shortening down the list a lot. just doing the essentials, taking care of the priorities first, and then trying to be pennywise and not dollar stupid. >> reporter: the national retail federation did a survey that 64% of americans are of whatting closely th
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
and time would continue to build and we would continue to build more states like we won new york, maine. go forward. but the story of our country is never that we have to in all 50 states, fight for our basic freedoms. the idea is that we get enough states, enough progress, people understand it and then the court finishes the job. >> let me ask you about some of the opinions that have been written by anthony kennedy because i think that is very telling as to where his mind is. whether he morally agrees or disagrees with the notion of gay marriage. in 1992 in roe v. wade he wrote our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code. he's personally opposed to abortion, but voteded in the opposite. there's also in 1996, kennedy was ruling -- voter measure that repealed gay rights ordnances. he wrote the measure was born of on nosty towards gays. the constitution prohibits laws signalling out citizens for general hardships. those are pretty strong words that sound as though he's in the bag. >> i would never consider any justice in the bag, but i think justice k
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Dec 16, 2012 11:30am PST
of kindness are everywhere. we want to you remember this -- just last month, this new york city police officer made news by offering a homeless man in times square a pair of boots on a cold night. or this -- a tennessee boy who helped his brother in a wheelchair compete in a triathlon, helping him achieve his dream to cross a finish line. >>> or the football team at one arizona high school who protected this fresh han with special needs from bullies. and just this weekend, there's a texas cop who wrapped $100 bill in a traffic ticket he gave to one struggling dad. just one of the encouraging moments of humanity we have seen this year. it's important to keep in mind there's still good in the world even when tragic things happen. >>> what could prompt one to carry out such horrific acts, many questions will never be answered. we'll talk with an expert in criminal behavior. erin burnett joins us, next. sen. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongest
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
want international lawyers, i don't want the united nations and new york and foreign countries telling me and our local officials what they can or cannot do as far as treatment for little bella, his daughter. and that was a powerful factor in convincing a lot of these republicans to reject this treaty. they didn't see that they needed the international community, in effect, to get involved in what was going on here in the united states. the counterargument, of course, is we want to bring, by ratifying this treaty, to bring the rest of the world up to the u.s. standards in hoping those with disabilities but that obviously didn't resonate, at least not enough, to get the 67 votes. >> i bet you, though, we end up seeing something like that in campaign ads in a couple of years. wolf blitzer, thank you very much. be sure to watch 4:00 this afternoon, "the situation room." thank you, wolf. >> thank you. many of my patients clean their dentures with toothpaste. i tell them dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteri
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Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
minnesota and joining us from minneapolis who wrote an opinion piece, an op ed in "the new york times," and a protection racket where people are controlled by organized criminals, corrupt politicians. when you hear the head of the nra today say that gun laws are not the answer it really is arming people, arming somebody in that school that could have saved lives, what is your response? >> well, we -- of course, should focus on mental health issues. we should have fewer violent movies and video games and have better security in our schools, but nothing is going to change the fact that the last thing those children saw if they looked up, and i hope they didn't, is the end of a weapon manufactured by his financial backers. lapierre says if one of those teachers had a weapon they could have killed the gunman and could have saved lives and that was the potential outcome had there been someone armed in that school. >> we could always speculate about potential outcomes, but to have more weapons in the schools, particularly in the hands of people other than trained law enforcement, i think, is a ve
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
of this. >> susan candiotti in new york, thank you for that. >>> we should get more information about the benghazi attack when secretary of state hillary clinton testifies at an open congressional hearing. her testimony will follow the release of a report by the state department's accountability review board. they have been under fire for their handling of the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in lib libya. >>> in egypt, president mohamed morsi is pushing forward with talks he hopes will end the political crisis in the country, but the opposition is calling for a boycott of the meeting. at least six people are dead after protests turned de eed vi after the last few days. they're protesting against the president and the new constitution. they say he's giving himself too much power, but morsi said the powers are only tempry and will become void when the new constitution is adopted. >> a hospital that employed a nurse who was fooled by a hoax. the nurse apparently killed herself friday after divulging confident information about prince william's wife to deejays from an australian
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00am PST
debate on guns in this country. i want to bring in fareed zakaria from new york. fareed, you look at what happens in this country, we've got shootings in churches, malls, movie theater, other schools, even the attempted murder of congresswoman gabby giffords, and now sandy hook. when people look at what happens in our country, what do they make of it? what do they think of us? >> well, for everyone around the world, this issue of the united states is utterly mystifying because we know what works. the united states has 15 to 20 times as much gun homicide and gun suicide, by the way, a lot of it is suicide, than any advanced country in the world. what's different? do we have 15 times as many mentally disturbed people? highly unlikely. do we have 15 times more violent tv or video games? no. japan has lots of violent video games, and they actually have astonishingly low gun violence. the big difference is that we have these incredibly loose gun laws that make access to the kind of weapons you just showed, suzanne, very easy. the idea that people -- that anyone other than law enforcement
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
loss, as the new york times is reporting, six deaths here. but isn't this a lot of times these kidnappings in places like rural afghanistan, a lot of it is about money, is it not? >> well, it is. money, power, corruption. it is a very difficult terrain. again, i think it is a very sober reminder that the taliban in some cases is growing. al qaeda certainly has been emboldened over events that, you know, recently. and they remain a threat to the united states and our allies. and we need to make sure we're vigilant. >> ryan zinke, thank you so much. >> what was your immediate reaction? >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. >> just days after a nurse killed herself, after this prank call, two radio deejays are speaking out and the interview takes an emotional turn. that's next. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. social secu
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
new york stock exchange. >> already down for the dow 117 points. kinding seeing a shift in attitude. if you see what's happening over the last few weeks wall street has been banking on a deal and you can see that in how stocks performed. the s&p 500 is up over the past month. guess what? now wall street is nervous, one analyst says this plan b vote was a litmus test for congress's ability to work out a solution. the way wall street sees it now this is a sign of gridlock. the s&p pa 00 is up 15% so just to put that in perspective, get ready for a tough friday so it's hardly time to panic. the sell-off won't last through the end of the day so they're more optimistic. >> could a sell-off influence washington to get something done? >> a sell-off could be a wake-up call for congress, just out playing chicken with the economy and it has worked before. you look at 2008, stock sold off after the house initially rejected a bank bailout. congress came around and passed it. it may take a direct hit to give lawmakers a kick in the butt especially since we've been hearing the dire warning of a r
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
. fisher is in his third year as globetrotter and joins us live from new york. what do you got? let me see your skills? >> how's everything? >> good. let me see that move? nice, sweet. i remember from back in the day. you were there for a couple weeks. how was your trip? tell us about it? >> it was great. we actually played ten games on our annual military tour and two games were in afghanistan, one was in bagram, then we played in kuwa kuwait, bahrain and uae. i'm glad i was there. >> you make it look easy. what does this mean for some of the men and women that you met over there? >> it means a lot, because you know, the globetrotters are not around our family as much because we're gone for 9 out of 12 months. we can relate to the troops in some way not being around our family for the holiday season. anytime we can go out there and take time out of our busy schedule to put a smile on their face, that's what it's all about. i'm happy to be part of it. >> that universe is a little different there. you have camouflage going on. >> yeah, i have one right here, actually. you know, i'm hope
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Dec 23, 2012 11:30am PST
knowledge and expertise to create a museum of food and drink. here in new york city. it's his ability to constantly challenge the norm to create new techniques and food experiences, while inspiring innovation in bars and kitchens. that's landed dave arnold on "the next list." i'm dr. sanjay gupta. hope to see you back here next sunday. >>> welcome to cnn news room, i'm miguel marquez, in for fredricka witfield. the national rifle association is standing tough on its opposition to new gun laws in the aftermath of the newtown massacre. the group's ceo went on tv to defend his calls for armed guards in every u.s. school. cnn's barbara starr is with us, the nra has been criticized for not talking about any limitations on guns and calling for armed guards in schools and for not taking questions from reporters. >> yeah, miguel and all of that they seem to be sticking to their line. on the sunday talk shows, wayne la pierre, the chief executive officer. the public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's "meet the press," his organization will continue to oppose legislationed
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Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
in new york city. he's a cpa. he's got it together. ryan, he was different, he was quiet. nice kid. good kid. i mean he was definitely the challenge of the family in that house. every family has one. i have one. they have one. but never in trouble with the law. never in trouble with anything. you know. >> did you start making calls reaching out? what point did you start -- when you realized -- >> i called my husband in north carolina, i said have you heard the news? i said you need to litten to it. i was getting ready to head to the airport to pick up my college -- coming home from college. and i asked him what he knew. he heard about it but didn't know the names. so i said you need to listen to the radio on the way home. of course i lost it. this point i was hear, nancy was not only gone, pj. -- we called him pj, his name's peter -- >> we lost him. >> you just sent an e-mail? >> i did, yesterday, we had been in touch. though they divorced we were still friends. >> what were you chitchatting about? >> things in general, life, kids. what are your kids up to? >> texting. >> i sent he
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
other social security. ali velshi is in new york, dana bash is live on capitol hill. we will start with you, dana. what has gotten lawmakers now not seeing eye to eye? >> reporter: actually, let me answer that by asking one of the members of the senate republican leadership, senator john thune, who just came out of the senate republican meet egg. senator, can you tell us where do things stand as far as republicans feel? >> well, look, republicans advanced a proposal last night. you heard senator mcconnell talk about that on the floor. we are still awaiting a counteroffer by the democrats. and there was an indication that we could have received that by 10:00 this morning. we have yet to receive it. but there are discussions that continue. senator mcconnell and vice president biden are continuing to discuss this and we think there perhaps still could be a path forward. the one thing that is a, you know, democrats come out and made a big deal out of chained cpi, republicans are very concerned that if that not be used as an offset to reduce or to replace some of the spending cuts that
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
and new york have about a foot. fulton is the winner and loser. here are the airport delays. lauderdale is construction. jfk and la guardia and newark is slowing down because of the snow and wind. you have so many planes trying to get in one place. you have to separate them when the wind is coming in and the airlines don't like to worry and the airplanes don't like to get close to each other because of the snow and the wind. there you go. it will be a slow day today. people trying to get home and pack something to read. >> i know. it's a cliche. pack your patience. it's true. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> hard to believe it has been almost two weeks. the out pouring for a grieving community hasn't stopped since a gunman killed 20 children and seven adults in a newtown town. now they are asking people to stop giving the the overflow has been heart warming, but they are overwhelmed by the volume. they are asking to donate items to those in need in other communities. >> about 200 teachers are in class learning how to handle firearms. it's part of a plan to have teachers defen
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
, ohio. and richard hermann, new york criminal defense lawyer joining us from las vegas. richard, the supreme court has choices of cases it could take here. it decided to take these two, doma and proposition 8. why do you think they took these and not others? >> you know, after this election, this issue is so ripe for the supreme court the jurisdictions are so split in their laws, many states recognizing same-sex marriage and performing same-sex marriages. some states not recognizing them. this is the perfect scenario for the supreme court to step in and ultimately make a ruling. there are over 1,000 cases, joe, in which federal laws are impacted by marital status. the time has come. it's ripe. prop 8 was on the doorstep for the supreme court. here we go. >> avery, we were trading e-mails a little bit a while ago. one of the questions i asked you was whether the supreme court essentially gave itself an emergency escape hatch with one of the cases it chose. can you talk about that? >> late yesterday, as you know, joe, the supreme court amended its grant of review when it said, we want
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
to delay flights in new york, philadelphia and washington. >>> the report you're about to see has very graphic images of people hurt and dying. the latest from western syria, where more than 100 people were killed today as they waited in line for bred. mohammed jamjoon is in bay routes. >> reporter: a scene filled with carnage. a massacre, screams the man. they targeted the bakery. a bakery where hungry civilians have been standing in line to get bread. one eyewitness described the grizzly aftermath. >> from 200 meters away, i could see corpses as i walked toward the bakery. bodies piled on top of each other, it was an impossible scene. there was no word to describe it. >> he was one of the first on the scene filmed this video. the wounded are carried away as rebels and civilians dig up mangled corporations from the rubble. shock and grief quickly turned to anger. where are you world asks this man pointing to the destruction. come see the bodies. they were waiting for bread. activists tell cnn this town is full of anti-regime sentiment. >> he was liberated a week ago. the regime s
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
shobs between 2004 and 2011. jobs lured away from louisiana, new york, north carolina and georgia where they get big tax breaks for filming in georgia can be as much as 30%. chris bagwell who runs a filming complex has seen the difference. >> we had 15 different shows and that ranges from networks and cable and pilots which when they make the first episode of the show. >> filming in georgia had roots with deliver an starring burt ren olds in 1972. the state boasts of generating $3.1 billion in film-related revenues in 2o 12 alone. a booming industry that attracted studios setting the stage with infrastructure to support more. >> how big is the stage? >> it's 30,000 square feet and 40 feet tall and no columns. that's the key. it's the combination of the height and the fact that there is no column. you can build houses in here and three houses in here on the floor level. >> as other states benefit from california's loss, legislators there voted to extend for two additional years. a move to stop the flight of films elsewhere as industry leaders in l.a. look for solutions. but the dir
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
the most popular reality stars on the planet. a.j. hammer is in new york to tell us all about kim kardashian's overseas trip. good morning. >> good morning, carol. this might surprise you, but not everyone is a kim kardashian fan. she was invited to bahrain to help launch a millions of milkshakes franchise. there was a big crowd of screaming fans on hand. they were there to help her celebrate the launch. there were also apparently some people on hand who don't approve of all the attention kim kardashian gets because they don't really consider her to be much of a role model. so we do know that some protesters held up signs complaining about the appearance. what we haven't been able to confirm just yet are the reports that police dispersed a crowd of around 100 protesters with tear gas before the event. bahrain, ok, is a monarchy. they've used force on demonstrators in the past. even though the local milkshake place promoter has denied the story, carol, the international press is reporting that the incident did happen and tear gas was dispersed. i can see why the promoter wouldn't w
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
thousands of jobs. she's with the new york stock exchange to talk about the announcements which really makes it kind of tough for people to think about and accept the fact that we are actually in the midst of a recovery. how do you figure? >> hi, suzanne. this is true. the labor market has been recovering for a couple of years now. not nearly at a pace with what we like the economy really moving again too, and now can you see it reflected many some of the moves these big companies are making. what is happening is that they're being forced to streamline to keep things operating as tightly as possible. it will cut 99,000 jobs arnold the world, and this is a global layoff, and they're doing this in an effort to save about $1 billion. michael corbitt says these actions are logical next steps in citi's transformation. suzanne, to remind our viewers, the bank has struggled more than some of its rivals after the financial crisis. now, i also want to update you on what's happening with lockheed martin. lockheed marten is relocating hundreds of jobs from georgia to texas. employees who work on
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
and state laws. joining me now from new york, joanne shane and mary jo kennedy. they have been together for 29 years and they were married in july of last year. the first day same-sex marriage was legal in new york state. thank you guys for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you. thanks for having us. >> before i get into all this, did you ever think in your lifetime -- from the attorneys who are presenting this case, who have been fighting this case, a liberal and a conservative and a republican. and they both say it is a civil rights issue, it's not a left versus right thing, it is a civil rights issue and it's a civil rights issue of our generation. >> we absolutely agree with that. this is it. this is the civil rights issue of our generation. and it is so because when a group of people are denied the same rights that other people have because of who they are and who they love, it's not right. and these are our civil rights that we're talking about. >> what do you say to people who -- where is the disconnect here? why can't some people just see that equal rights mean equal r
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Dec 31, 2012 1:00am PST
clinton will spend new year's eve in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. doctors admitted the secretary of state today after a exam. the clot is related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. she fainted from the effects of a stomach virus. doctors want to keep a close eye on her for the next 48 hours. >>> no vote tonight as negotiations on capitol hill stall in the final hours to avert falling over the fiscal cliff. senate leaders need to put something together to avoid tax increases for just about everyone and big spending cuts. senator claire mccaskill says a make or brake deal comes down to a few lawmakers on topic of raising taxes for the wealthy. >> it remains to be scene whether the republicans being driven by a very extreme group of house members will allow our economy to pert because of their desire to protect multimillionaires in this country. that's what it's going to boil down to. >> any plan would need house speaker john baner to bring it to the floor for a vote. republican representative tom cole says he's confident that boehner can get the votes he n
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